U.S. Nazi Toys Teach Kids War

Times Storm Troopers Tell More Secrets

Byline: William Mueller, John C. Metcalfe, James J. Metcalfe; 1937-09-15; Chicago Daily Times; pages 1, 3, 14-19, 32-33

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Nazi swastikas wave ... a cannon "booms" ...sparks fly from machine guns...signal communication lights flash.  It is WAR, but a miniature war.  A war played by American boys and girls with toy soldiers which are exact copies of the new Hitler military machine.  Toy soldiers imported from Germany instill in American children the "glory" of war, TIMES reporters "covering" American nazidom learned.  Two German import stores in the Yorkville section of New York City sell hundreds of nazi toy soldiers each year.  The stores have smaller displays of American soldiers but they are not nearly as popular as those of the nazi regime.  

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Photo of a Nazi war toy for American children.

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Chicago Daily Times article titled, "U.S. Nazi Toys Teach Kids War." Written by William Mueller, John C. Metcalfe, and James J. Metcalfe.